Friday, March 12, 2010

Karen's Doodles Challenges have started

Yay! Karen's Doodles now has several challenge blogs up & running. Each blog will be running a different challenge each week. We can enter in all of the challenges but have to make new projects for each. I doubt that I will be able to enter each challenge every week but the stars were aligned this week (in other words, the kids went to bed early) and so I was able to finish up 3 cards! Every card uses a Karen's Doodles image (they are just soooo much fun to colour). I'm entering each into a selection of challenges so make sure to scroll through to the very end.

First up is "I didn't do it". I used the following sketch challenge from Karen's Doodles Challenge - US.
As well, a couple of colour challenges seemed to fit my mood:
I used papers from my stash along with a new ribbon that I just bought at Michaels. I wish I'd had some feathers to add but all I could find were some old scraggly seagull feathers that the kids gave me. Instead I added a white puff-ball behind the ribbon to hopefully add the impression of feathers everywhere.

My second card uses "Movie Date" which is one of my favourites.
I used Basic Grey papers and another sketch challenge, this time from Karen's Doodles Challenge - Netherlands.  The other challenges that apply to this card are:

My final card uses a brand-new image from Karen called "Peekaboo". This time I chose a sketch from Simon Says Stamps.
I'm not totally happy with this card as I think the ribbon is too dark a green and the flowers need more volume (I may have to make a trip to Michaels to look for substitutes). And I really had a hard time coming up with a suitable sentiment. I figured this could work as a friendship or encouragement card. The papers are Basic Grey per usual.


  1. Hi Shelley,
    Love your card for the Karen's Doodles NL challenge! Hope that you will join next week again!

  2. Woohoo! You've been a very busy girl! Each one of your cards look beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Karens Doodles NL!

  3. Hi Shelley,
    what a beautifull cards!
    Thanks for participating in the challenge ;)
    Greetings Anneke

  4. What a set of really fun creations!! I love the images and your coloring is just brilliant!! thanks for sharing these with Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

  5. OH WOW, Shelley:O) Gorgeous cards!!! Well done!!

    I love the "Peekaboo" image, and your colouring is lovely. Great take on the colour challenge. Love the sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles Scandinavia, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  6. What a beautiful card!!
    Thanks for joining us at the challenge by Karen's Doodles NL this week.

  7. I just brought movie night so I mite just have to pinch your fab, great card, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

  8. Wow, you have been busy and what a lovely cards you made! Up to "ours"...I adore the sentiment, it is perfect and so funny!! Also like the papers you have used.

    Super cool that you joined in over at Karen's Doodles NL!

    Warmest greetings,


  9. WOW beautiful cards and really fun images!!
    thanks for joining SFTW!!
    Hugs Di xxx

  10. I love the card you made for the KDSC. Image is supercute.
    Thanks for playing with us at KDSC, and Good Luck.

  11. Gorgeous cards !!Very cute image!

    thanks for joining us on karensdoodles skandinavia

    Hugs from Eva Helen

  12. Beautiful cards! Thanks for piling it on with us!

  13. Your card for de Karen´s Doodles NL is beautiful!!
    Greetings Nicolet

  14. Awesome cards!
    Love the colors you've chosen for the card for Karen's Doodles NL-challenge!

  15. sweet card! Thank you for playing along with us at PIO

  16. wooohoo way to go Shelley !Great job on all the challanges.
    Thank you for participating in all the Karen's Doodles challanges.

  17. I love the images! The puppy dog one is excellent love the feathers!

  18. Movie date is my favorite to :))))
    Love your coloring .
    thanks for joining Karen's Doodles NL

    greetz and hugs coby

  19. My goodness, you have been busy. Beautiful cards, I love "I didn't do it!" Such a great image and you have colored him so perfectly. Thanks for joining the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

  20. Hello Shelley! Wowwwww youre greeght!!!! Thank you for joinin Karen's Doodles Challange blog from The Netherlands!!! I see you are very creative and have made from more than one challange team a card, that's super! I'm loving it!!!!

    Sylvia, Karen's Doodles NL

  21. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

  22. These are adorable Shelley! I love the sentiments you have added, so funny. hehehe Great take on the sketch and I just love the 'I didn't do it' image, one of my favs. Thanks so much for joining us at Karen's Doodles US challenge this week!
    Hugs, Zoe

  23. Your card for de Karen's Doodles NL is Beautiful!!

    Hugs, Gea

  24. Your cards are so CUTE! I love the sweet images on them all!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!

  25. What a bunch of cute images and cards! Great job on all of them! Wonderful work on "one color" challegne. So happy you could join in the fun with us at Pile it On.

  26. You are being buzy all your cards are great!!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Karen's Doodles challenge

  27. wonderful card. Just perfect for our challenge here at Karen´s doodles Scandinavian challenge blog. Lovely coloring.

  28. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining us at KD!!

  29. Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at KDSC`s.

  30. So many lovely cards you have made. Thank you for joining the challenge at Karens doodles scandinavia.

  31. HI!

    Adorable card ..Bravo!!!

    Thanx for joining us at KDSC!


  32. Super sweet cards!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO.